I have to admit that I laughed out loud when Matt said in this episode of the Member’s Minute where he pointed out that there was no clear focal point in my pastel drawing:
“That doesn’t mean
you necessarily need to throw a bird in there.”
This is because I actually have once thrown birds in a drawing to make a clear focal point.
This is the drawing I am talking about…
After I watched this critique, I started thinking about what I could throw in my pen-drawing that I was working on at that time to create a clear focal point. The drawing was something I tried to learn a new approach to drawing trees, and as long as I was able to try this new approach, I could wrap up this piece in anyway I wanted. Since I had been working on many cat drawings before this piece, a cat came to my mind as a focal point. But then I thought that a cat would not behave him/herself like the birds thrown in my pastel drawing. Considering their nature, cats would not give a damn to the fact that they have been thrown into the drawing as a focal point but would do anything they like.
I liked this idea so I decided to throw a cat in my drawing, stretching as if it says “I refuse to be a focal point”.